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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-MALES

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.
Have you ever had either of these exams?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,138 1,957 61.3 59.1-63.4 1,181 38.7 36.6-40.9
RACE
White 2,607 1,671 63.3 61.0-65.6 936 36.7 34.4-39.0
African American 388 212 53.8 47.3-60.3 176 46.2 39.7-52.7
Asian 10 5 72.1 40.0-90.9 5 27.9 9.1-60.0
Native American 53 34 70.0 54.4-82.0 19 30.0 18.0-45.6
Other Minorities 66 26 40.0 27.2-54.2 40 60.0 45.8-72.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 64 32 51.0 36.9-65.0 32 49.0 35.0-63.1
-English Speaking 41 26 67.0 47.2-82.1 15 33.0 17.9-52.8
-Spanish Speaking 23 6 27.9 12.4-51.4 17 72.1 48.6-87.6
Non-Hispanic 3,068 1,921 61.6 59.4-63.8 1,147 38.4 36.2-40.6
AGE
50-54 566 233 41.0 36.0-46.1 333 59.0 53.9-64.0
55-64 1,150 724 63.9 60.5-67.1 426 36.1 32.9-39.5
65-74 868 618 72.0 68.3-75.3 250 28.0 24.7-31.7
75+ 554 382 72.7 68.1-76.7 172 27.3 23.3-31.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 551 269 48.6 43.5-53.8 282 51.4 46.2-56.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 916 524 54.3 50.2-58.3 392 45.7 41.7-49.8
Some Post-H.S. 670 441 63.9 58.7-68.8 229 36.1 31.2-41.3
College Graduate 993 720 71.8 68.3-75.0 273 28.2 25.0-31.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 310 140 41.8 35.1-48.8 170 58.2 51.2-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 467 252 48.4 42.8-54.0 215 51.6 46.0-57.2
$25,000- 34,999 427 247 55.3 49.4-61.0 180 44.7 39.0-50.6
$35,000- 49,999 467 304 63.8 58.3-69.0 163 36.2 31.0-41.7
$50,000-74,999 430 295 67.3 61.7-72.5 135 32.7 27.5-38.3
$75,000+ 651 477 71.9 66.8-76.4 174 28.1 23.6-33.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,412 889 63.5 60.4-66.5 523 36.5 33.5-39.6
No 1,670 1,035 59.6 56.5-62.6 635 40.4 37.4-43.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,606 1,124 69.4 66.4-72.3 482 30.6 27.7-33.6
Non-Veteran 1,529 830 53.5 50.4-56.6 699 46.5 43.4-49.6

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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